Fogging for West Nile Virus Begins

By Dona Nichols
|  Sunday, Sep 16, 2012  |  Updated 8:24 AM PDT
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Fogging for West Nile Virus Begins

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BRENTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Technicians with the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District drive a truck through a neighborhood fogging with Pyrocide 7396 insecticide on August 23, 2012 in Brentwood, California. In the wake of the largest outbreak of the West Nile Virus in the U.S. history, the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control is fogging areas of the county that have seen a spike in numbers of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. More than 1,100 people in the Unites States have been infected with West Nile and 41 people have died. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Santa Clara County Vector Control is scheduled to fog an area in South San Jose Saturday night.

County officials confirmed that adult mosquitoes found in the area tested positive for the West Nile.

The fogging zone is within the area surrounded by Blossom Hill Road, Cottle Road, Curie Avenue and Chesbro Avenue.

There have been two confirmed cases of the West Nile virus in the Bay Area, both in Contra Costa County, and five deaths reported statewide.

Dead bird reports are often the first indication of virus activity in an area.

The health department warns that anyone who finds a dead bird, should report it, especially if it's a crow, jay, raven, sparrow, finch or raptor.

Dead birds should not be handled with bare hands.

For more information call 1-877-WNV-BIRD or visit:
www.westnile.ca.gov

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